SPECULATION EVERYWHERE

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The royal barge Gloriana carries the Olympic flame along the river Thames,  ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, on the final day of the Torch Relay, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday evening. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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The royal barge Gloriana carries the Olympic flame along the river Thames, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, on the final day of the Torch Relay, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday evening. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

There's only one thing that people here in the Olympic Park talk about when they have the chance on Friday — and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Yes, even the most seasoned of hacks are taking part in the guessing game about the Olympic ceremony. Who will light the flame, and just how British can it really get?

Will Mary Poppins really be there? What about Harry Potter? And how will James Bond make his appearance? Is it possible to work a Briton's favourite (yes, FAVOURITE) canned food — baked beans — into an opening ceremony?

In just a couple of hours we'll all know. Luckily there is a bit of sport coming up for everyone to talk about next.

—Fergus Bell — Twitter http://twitter.com/fergb

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